A day after interviewing Chris Ballard and George Paton for their open general manager position, the Indianapolis Colts today announced that they have completed interviews with Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer.
That means that four of the six interviews have already taken place, with only Eliot Wolf and Jimmy Raye III left to be interviewed by Jim Irsay. The Indianapolis Star’s Stephen Holder reported that today is the final day of interviews for the Colts in their GM search, which would mean that Wolf and Raye are still to come today.
Kirchner and Fitterer actually hold the same job title, as they are the co-directors of player personnel for the Seattle Seahawks. They have obviously done a very good job in helping to build that franchise into a team that went to two straight Super Bowls and won one. They did a particularly good job at building the Seattle defense, which is what the Colts could really use help with. Kirchner’s emphasis has been on the pro side of evaluation while Fitterer’s emphasis has been on the college side, but both men have shared the responsibilities.
It will be interesting to see what Jim Irsay’s final decision is, but we shouldn’t be waiting for much longer. Irsay has been able to complete these interviews in the span of a couple of days thanks to the Senior Bowl week, and that means that we could be seeing him make a decision soon (provided the interviews with Wolf and Raye do in fact happen today like expected).